Our members put their time and effort into some community infrastructure projects, while the Club as a whole funds many others. Here’s a random sample of the projects we’ve been involved in:
We helped build the new Wairoa Stream trail, linking Pa Road with the magnificent waterfall upstream and re-opening public access to this previously inaccessible spot. We have also built planter boxes, fences and the rotunda at the Kerikeri Retirement Village.
We built the barbeques in the Kerikeri Basin Reserve, site of many a summer picnic for families not only in Kerikeri but from around the district.
We contributed to the Purerua Mural Project, the beautification of a graffiti-ridden Landcorp shed on Purerua Rd with a mural by artist Chris Wilkie of Kaikohe. Our contribution not only helped get rid of a local eyesore but also benefitted the Waka Ama Club at Te Tii, who prepared and helped Chris paint the shed to raise funds for competition travel costs.
We helped fund construction of the ‘Jock’s Drop’ feature of the Waitangi Forest Mountain Bike Trail, named after the late Jock Hodgson, a member of our club.
And we helped the Friends of Roland’s Wood to re-establish and maintain a beautiful English-style bluebell wood in the heart of Kerikeri, gifted to the people and dogs of the community by the late Roland Sansom.